Professor of English Literature at the University of Reading, Patrick Parrinder He is the author of Utopian Fiction and Science: From the Scientific Revolution to Brave New World and Beyond (Palgrave, 2015) and Shadows of the Future: H.G. Wells (Palgrave, 2015). Science Fiction and Prophecy, by H.G. Wells, Syracuse University Press, 1995. He also served as the 17 H.'s general editor.